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Table 3 Indications for PHAAM* (n = 734)

From: Pre-hospital advanced airway management by experienced anaesthesiologists: a prospective descriptive study

Indication Number** %
Existing airway obstruction 28 3.8
Impending airway obstruction 98 13.4
Hypoxia 153 20.8
Ineffective ventilation 160 21.8
Cardiac arrest 398 54.2
Anesthesia for pain relief or distress 14 1.9
Anesthesia to combative or agitated patient 28 3.8
Decreased level of consciousness 347 47.3
Other indications 45 6.1
  1. *Pre-hospital advanced airway management.
  2. **Patients may have more than one indication for PHAAM.